Alumni Awards

DMAA Awardees
Amy Abernethy, MD'94, HS'94-'01, PhD

Distinguished Alumna

Amy P. Abernethy, MD'94, HS'94-'01, PhD

President, Clinical Studies Platforms                                              
Alphabet’s Verily

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Neil MacIntyre, MD

Distinguished Faculty

Neil R. MacIntyre, MD

Professor of Medicine
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Priya Kishnani, MD, HS'91-'95

Distinguished Faculty

Priya S. Kishnani, MD, HS'91-'95

Chen Family Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
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2020 Awardees

Philip Gold

Distinguished Alumnus

Philip W. Gold, AB’66, MD’70

Chief, Clinical Neuroendocrinology Branch, Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health​

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Ebony Boulware

Distinguished Faculty

L. Ebony Boulware, MD’95, MPH

Eleanor Easley Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Director, Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award
Vice Dean for Translational Science
Associate Vice Chancellor for Translational Research, Duke University​
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Debara Tucci

Distinguished Service

Debara L. Tucci, MD, MBA’13

Adjunct professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, Duke University Medical Center
Director, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health​

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Lisa Amaya-Jackson


Lisa M. Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine
Director, Duke Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Center
Associate Director and Co-Director of Child Trauma Training, Center for Child & Family Health
Co-Director, North Carolina Child Treatment Program
Deputy Director, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
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Lejla Vajzovic

Emerging Leader

Lejla Vajzovic, MD, HS’11-’13

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Medicine
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About the DMAA Awards

Established in 1968, the Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Awards were created to recognize those who make important contributions to the establishment and growth of the four-year medical school and to the world of medicine. The awards are designed to honor alumni and friends whose distinguished careers and unselfish contributions to society have added luster and prestige to the University and its School of Medicine. A committee appointed by the Dean of the School of Medicine selects the recipients from nominations solicited from alumni and medical school faculty. 


Do you know a classmate, peer, or mentor who would be a great candidate for an award? Nominations are due in September for the following year's awards. 

Nomination Form     Program Description